Regular Season Round 22: Umana VE - EA7 Armani 88-97 OT (16-17, 14-19, 28-21, 19-20, 11-20)
Date: March 10, 2013 Umana Venezia (#8) forced the game against Armani Milano (#6) into an overtime, but lost by nine points 88-97 on Sunday night. The game took place in Venezia. But the guests from Milano were better at the end. Umana Venezia was trailing by 6 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 20-19 charge of Armani Milano, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time. They were better in overtime eventually winning that period 20-11. Armani Milano made 18-of-22 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of swingman Alessandro Gentile (198-92) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 6 rebounds (made all of his ten free throws !!!). American Keith Langford (193-83, college: Kansas) contributed with 21 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Polish center Szymon Szewczyk (209-82) replied with 23 points and American point guard Timothy Bowers (188-82, college: Mississippi St.) added 10 points and 13 rebounds in the effort for Umana Venezia. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Armani Milano (14-8) moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Cantu and Montepaschi. Umana Venezia at the other side keeps the eighth position with 11 games lost. Armani Milano will face Vanoli Cremona (#11) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Umana Venezia will play against Lottomatica Roma. Top scorers: EA7 Armani: A.Gentile 23+6reb+1ast, K.Langford 21+5reb+3ast, A.Fotsis 12+6reb+1ast, E.Bremer 12+1reb+2ast, I.Bourousis 11+4reb, M.Green 8+2reb+4ast Umana VE: S.Szewczyk 23+4reb+2ast, K.Kee Clark 20+4ast, G.Rosselli 10+4reb+4ast, T.Bowers 10+13reb+3ast, A.Young 10+5reb, M.Bulleri 6+1ast
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